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If you're considering moving to Columbus, you're in good company. Many people, who could live anywhere in the world, choose to live here. They know that no other place offers so much of everything that matters.


Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170. The city is perfect for active lifestyles, having invested $20 million to develop a growing system of bike and fitness trails that connect the suburbs and river trails to downtown's $44 million riverfront park system restoration. Columbus is also gaining nationwide recognition for its historic neighborhoods, booming downtown arts and sporting districts, open attitude, and a noticeably affordable quality of life.


Museums, festivals, parks, live music, and theatre are just some of the reasons Columbus is one of the best places in the nation to live, work, and raise a family. But don't take our word for it. Here's where Columbus ranks according to some of the top news sources around the nation:


Columbus offers many opportunities for higher education. It is home to The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation. Capital, Otterbein, and Franklin Universities provide quality private educations on a smaller scale. And Technical, medical and other choices, such as Columbus State Community College, add to the possibilities for students of all ages. (Source:

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